Boston Spa School

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Boston Spa School
Boston Spa School.png
Motto A path to the future for all
Established 1973
Type Co-educational Secondary with specialist Sports status
Headteacher Christopher Walsh
Specialism Sports
Location Clifford Moor Road
Boston Spa
West Yorkshire
LS23 6RW
England Coordinates: 53°54′01″N 1°21′43″W / 53.90041°N 1.36197°W / 53.90041; -1.36197
Local authority City of Leeds
DfE URN 108091 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,880
Ages 11–19
Website www.bostonspa.leeds.sch.uk

Boston Spa Secondary School is a coeducational secondary school for pupils aged 11–19 years old on Clifford Moor Road in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, England. It is larger than other secondary schools in the area, with 1,880 students on roll, including 350 in the sixth form. Boston Spa and neighbouring Wetherby High School have large catchment areas and take pupils from much of north and east Leeds.

History[edit]

The school developed from the village secondary modern school on High Street. The school opened in 1973. It was made a specialist sports college in 2000, with outside backing from organisations such as Leeds United A.F.C. It has led to partnerships with the Leeds United male and female academies. The school's mission statement is summarised by its motto, 'A Path to the future for All'.

Location and student population[edit]

The school is located in a largely suburban and semi-rural area, approximately 4 miles (6 km) from Wetherby. The school community is predominantly White British. The largest minority ethnic groups are Indian and Pakistani. West Oaks School a Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre, is supported by the school with a base on the school site, enabling positive experiences and opportunities for the students of both schools.

The school was inspected by Ofsted on 9 and 10 May 2012, on the 'no notice' pilot, being notified the day before. It was judged to be a Grade 2 'Good school' with good judgements in each of four key areas in achievement, behaviour and safety.[1]

Awards[edit]

School campus, March 2010

*In addition to three Specialist Schools and Academies Trust awards for academic achievement the school has been awarded:[citation needed]

  • Investors in People
  • Safemark
  • The Advanced Healthy Schools Award
  • The Football Association National Charter Standard Award
  • The International Schools Award
  • Inclusion Chartermark
  • The Stephen Lawrence Education Standard

Alumni[edit]

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External links[edit]

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